For the Hadza of Tanzania, honey is an essential, concentrated energy source as well as a tasty treat. Foragers find honey by following honey guides, birds that track bees to their tree-trunk nests. Then they light small logs or bundles of brush to make smoke to lull the bees, allowing foragers to get away with the honeycomb.

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For the Hadza of Tanzania, honey is an essential, concentrated energy source as well as a tasty treat. Foragers find honey by following honey guides, birds that track bees to their tree-trunk nests. Then they light small logs or bundles of brush to make smoke to lull the bees, allowing foragers to get away with the honeycomb.


  • Africa
  • Evolution of Diet
  • Food
  • HIT LIST
  • Hadza
  • Tanzania
  • beehive
  • bees
  • gathering
  • honey
  • hunter-gatherer
  • savannah
  • self-sufficient

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